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Straight Talk on What Braces Cost by Treatment Type

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If you need braces, you probably need answers to two questions. First, what types of braces can I choose from? And, how much do braces cost? For a look at your orthodontic options, use this guide to getting straighter teeth.

The Traditional Route: Metal Braces

These are the most typical type of braces with their stainless steel brackets and wires placed onto the front of the teeth to shift them into alignment. But thanks to modern advances, today’s braces are smaller, much less noticeable, and designed for speedier results. Keep in mind that these braces cost less than many other styles because they are the most noticeable option and can pose problems with eating and irritation of the gums and cheeks.

A Less-Conspicuous Option: Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are not so different from the traditional metal braces, but their clear or tooth-colored brackets and ties make them much less attention grabbing. Wearers should be careful about what they eat and drink because the ties stain easily, but these ties are replaced every month to neutralize that problem. But be aware that ceramic braces can easily break or chip and therefore require additional care and maintenance. This makes them more expensive than metal models, yet they are still some of the more affordable braces and many believe their invisible style is worth the higher cost.

Orthodontics with a Backstory: Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are essentially traditional metal braces, but rather than being affixed to the front of teeth, the brackets for these braces are attached to the back of the teeth. The beauty of lingual braces is that they remain out of direct sight, but they also present some disadvantages. They sport a higher price tag than the more affordable braces like metal and ceramic, and are also more difficult to clean, adjust, and wear comfortably. Plus, they are not recommended for severe cases. But if you want to keep your braces in the background, lingual braces are a great option.

Shhhh! They’re a Secret: Invisible Braces

Invisible braces are visibly different than other types of braces. Invisible brands like Invisalign® offer discreet dental treatment because they are virtually undetectable. These braces are best for teens and adults without major dental problems. Instead of brackets bonded to teeth, these consist of a series of clear plastic aligners that are individually made for each smile. They are easily removed when eating and brushing teeth, and must be replaced every two weeks to achieve the desired results. Considering all of these benefits, how much do braces cost? Invisible braces are more costly than other options and may require longer treatment time, but their invisible appeal isn’t hard to see.

The Cost of Care: Finding a Solution

The cost of braces varies by the complexity of the case, the type of treatment chosen, and the location of the dentist. But you can’t put a price on the confidence and dental health that braces provide, so there are two ways to make the cost of braces more attainable.

The first solution is CareCredit. This is not a form of health insurance, but a personal healthcare credit card for financing medical and dental procedures. It offers special financing options for budgeting healthcare expenses for individuals and families. Benefits of CareCredit include:

  • Exclusive financing options not available with most credit cards
  • Convenient monthly payments
  • May be used repeatedly as a personal line of credit
  • Flexibility to select doctors of your choice
  • Accepted by 175,000 providers nationwide

The second solution is a way to save on the braces cost: DentRite®. This is not dental insurance, but a dental savings plan, which provides families with substantial savings on dental procedures. Advantages of DentRite® include:

  • Everyone is accepted
  • Unlimited usage
  • No need to file forms
  • Membership for individuals or entire families
  • Freedom to cancel in 30 days for a full refund

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Pembroke Pines, call Mautner Dentistry today at (954) 417-6146 or make an appointment.

Mautner Dentistry offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Pembroke Pines. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Mautner Dentistry, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Mautner Dentistry.

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